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ICTs for climate change adaptation in Africa

Source(s):  African Development Bank (AfDB)
African Union (AU)
World Bank, the (WB)

This report identifies positive and potentially replicable practice in the use of ICTs for climate change adaptation, drawing on case studies in three countries-Senegal, Uganda and Malawi. It explores the barriers, opportunities, implementation risks and challenges concerning the use of ICTs for adaptation to climate change, and assessed the stakeholders involved.

It explores: (i) climate change and current trends, of impacts on the African continent; (ii) the landscape and presents an analysis of climate change adaptation action in Africa, assessing existing adaptation policies and strategies, and focusing specifically on those that make use of ICTs; (iii) the potential role of ICTs in addressing climate change, highlighting some of the challenges and opportunities in applying ICTs for adaptation; (iv) country case studies, highlights their particular climate change challenges and ICT landscape, and describing some examples of projects where ICTs have been applied in supporting adaptation; and (v) the conclusions and recommendations that have emerged from the scan and landscape analysis.

The report is the outcome of research commissioned by the African Development Bank and the World Bank Group, with the support of the African Union, to explore the transformative potential of ICTs in addressing the major economic, environmental and social challenges facing the African continent due to the impacts of climate change. It is one of several sector-based studies commissioned with a view to preparing a flagship report under the “Transformation Ready” theme.

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  • ICTs for climate change adaptation in Africa
  • Publication date 2012
  • Number of pages 149 p.

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